The best summer tops with sleeves, as picked by our fashion team

There's one item that will guarantee an instant summery look -  a bright and bold new top!

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to expose your arms in flimsy and strappy tops. This season it’s all about tops with sleeves – the bigger and bolder the better. We have rounded up the best of the best long sleeve summer tops that we know you’ll just love.

Starting us off is this broderie sleeved top from Boden for £90.Packed full of styling possibility, this blouse has tonnes of fashion mileage. Wear for the office with a pair of smart black culottes and backless loafers. Switch it up for holiday over a pair of bright red shorts, then liven up for a girls night out with a pair of hold me in jeans that hug your curves in all of the right places.

Other trends to keep an eye out for this season are Bardot shoulders, silky  shirts and in your face prints.

Want more? Have a scroll down through our pick of the best summer tops with sleeves…

Reveal some skin without feeling too exposed with this off the shoulder blouse from Uterque. Team with a bright coloured wrap skin to emphasis curves.

Buy now for £79 from Uterque

This printed blouse is ideal go-to for everyday style. We say pick up on the blush tones of the print and finish with matching trousers.

Buy now for £33 from Wallis

This pretty peasant blouse is super forgiving on a rounder tum. Dare to wear with some white cropped jeans and gold sandals.

Buy now for £39.99 from Zara

This black off the shoulder blouse is the ultimate dress up or dress down piece. Wear for a night out with slimming black jeans and high as you can handle heels, then keep it casual for days with some dress down comfy culottes.

Buy now for £70 from Karen Millen

In a slightly longer length, this polka dot top from M&S with slim and lengthen are curvier top half.

Buy now for £29.50 from Marks and Spencer

Up the ante on a silk shirt by choosing a brighter hue. This bright yellow one would look great with a black a-line skirt.

Buy now for £20 from Topshop

Fully flatter a bigger bust with this deep v neck blouse. The nipped in waist means it will cheat hourglass curves. Partner with a printed pleated skirt.

Buy now for £34 from Oasis

When it comes to florals, bigger prints are always more chic. Wear this blouse with some high waist jeans and red pumps.

Buy now for £129 from Whistles

Leopard print if the print for AW18, so tap into the trend early with this blouse from Next. And for only £25, you can’t go wrong.

Buy now for £25 form Next


This pretty blush tone looks phenomenal on sun-kissed skin. Team with cream trousers for effortless style.

Buy now for £79 from Mint Vevlet


Cheat curves in this blue and white blouse from Warehouse. We say keep things simple and style it out with light blue jeans.

Buy now for £39 from Warehouse